I scored on a Dillon

I can’t find anything on it about a model but it has a blue cast handle and the closest I can find on Ebay is a Square Deal B machine. I got a ton of accessories with it. I already have a tumbler but now I have two. There are dies, powder, bullets, something that looks like a separator for sifting casings out of the tumbler, a scale, and more that I haven’t looked at yet. There is also a Lee press with it and who knows what else. Five boxes in all. A bag of corn and a bag of walnut media as well. It’s all still in the boxes. I’ll have to get a friend that knows how this thing works to guide me along and try to get it set up. Got it all for $500.
Can’t complain.

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Make sure and share pics when you have it set up :+1:

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Pictures for sure. Sounds like you got a great deal. If it sucks let’s talk. :slightly_smiling_face:

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I’m lost when it comes to this machine. I have been looking at a few videos but much to learn about it. I talked to the factory and got an RMA to send it in. For $79.95 they will refurbish it completely. Then many more videos to learn how to set it up and use it. All the dies I have now are for the RCBS rock chucker. I’ll have to start over it seems. Anyway, looking forward to learning to use this thing.

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Can’t believe it doesn’t have crappy Dillon dies. Man, did you get taken! What crap!

I’m in charge of the proper disposal of that dangerous Dillon crap. So send it to me.

OK, if you believe that I have ocean front property in Nebraska for sale.

Dillon is good stuff; the best. What you’ll get back is going to be the latest update of that press, maybe a new one. If it’s a Square Deal B it’s for pistol ammo. It’s definitely not your single stage press, but don’t sell the RockChucker. I use mine for load development and sizing bullets and setting gas checks.

You probably stole it for the $500 paid. Kudus! I’d have paid $500 for it too.

Just be careful with a progressive press. It’s easy to make a cartridge w/o powder or to make a double charge. Keep your wits about you when you reload with it. When I started I used a powder that was bulky so that if I double charged it would overfill the case and I could take it out of the shell holder before seating the bullet.

If it doesn’t have Dillon dies it’s no big deal, you can use the RCBS dies in it. But Dillon make some things easier to do. I can’t believe you don’t have the Dillon dies.

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I wouldn’t mind ‘finding’ one myself for that price.

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I only load straight case ammo. My BIL wants the RCBS. I can give him my scale and powder dispenser and primer setter as well since all that came with the Dillon.
Thanks for the info. I didn’t think from looking that the Lee dies would fit this thing.

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If it’s the Square Deal it doesn’t use regular dies is the only downside. Other then that they are good machines.

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At least it’s family. We have no plans to give up anything firearm related, until we give up the the ghost. Then it all goes with the estate such as it may be.

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Sorry for the misinformation on my part. The other Dillon presses can use dies from other makers.

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Correct, all Dillons excepting the square deal are 7/8-14, standard. One thing I run into on my Dillon is some dies need to take the locking ring off, thread the die through he head, and install locking ring on bottom. Dillon dies have a little bit longer thread so not necessary.
I run a mix of dies over many calibers, some are Dillon, pretty good quality. Most of my crimp dies are Lee Factory Crimp Die.
Getting close to a million rounds loaded on my 650.

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